See Images of Renovated Freiberg Germany Temple, Opening August 12 for Tours

  • 9 August 2016

The renovated Freiberg Germany Temple, which opens for public tours August 12, 2016.

Article Highlights

  • Open house is August 12–27 (tickets not required).
  • Rededication is September 4.

The newly renovated Freiberg Germany Temple is open for public tours Friday, August 12, through Saturday, August 27, 2016, except for the Sundays of August 14 and 21. Reservations or tickets are not required.

Photos of the exterior and interior are below.

The cultural celebration will be held Saturday, September 3.

The temple will be rededicated in three sessions on Sunday, September 4, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m. The dedication will be broadcast to Church meetinghouses in Germany as well as to Latter-day Saints living in the Freiberg Germany Temple district. The three-hour block of meetings will be cancelled for that Sunday to allow members in the area to participate in the dedication services.

The Freiberg Germany Temple was first announced on October 9, 1982, the first temple built in a communist country. President Gordon B. Hinckley, then Second Counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the temple on June 29, 1985, and again on September 7, 2002, following another renovation that enlarged the building.

This temple serves members in eastern Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Moldova, Romania, and Hungary.

The Freiberg Germany Temple.

Entryway into the Freiberg Germany Temple.

The baptistry in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

Instruction room in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

Bride’s room in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

Sealing room in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

Window detail in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

One of the window designs in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

Celestial room in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

Celestial room chandelier in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

Intricate detail in a chandelier in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

Mirrors in the sealing room in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

One of the many artistic details in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

Waiting area in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

Waiting area in the Freiberg Germany Temple.

The Freiberg Germany Temple.

The statue of the angel Moroni tops the Freiberg Germany Temple.